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Newton’s Nook – STAMPtember with Simon Says Stamp

Oh my goodness!!! I’m over the moon excited to be sharing today’s card with you. Newton’s Nook is graciously sponsoring a stamp set for Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember event and it’s the cutest thing ever!

The images on this set are all adorable and I have to admit that I colored each one multiple times already but decided to just use one on today’s card. Isn’t he the cutest thing ever? We have 2 cats and a dog so I fully plan on creating a card featuring all of them very soon.

For my card today, I used a rainbow of distress inks and die cut the panel with a die from Frames & Flags. Then I used the raindrops stencil with some texture paste. I cut out a couple of flags from the same Frames & Flags set from white cardstock and arranged my sentiments on them. The “sending you a” portion was too long so I thought it would be fun to add it to the flag as a bold, heat embossed sentiment on a black strip. I love this little touch.

I colored the letters of pocket with copics and wrapped some baker’s twine around the top before adhering it to my panel with foam squares. Then I moved down to the bottom banner, popping it up with foam squares and adhering my puppy to it as well.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the word “pocket” and the puppy’s nose. Then I dug in my stash and found these cute little clay paw prints that I just had to add to the banner by the sentiment. It’s just too perfect!

Be sure to head to Simon Says Stamp to pick yours up right away! These sets have been selling out super fast so don’t hesitate or you’ll miss out.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Trick or Treat

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going well and you’re having a moment to relax and recharge before the new week starts. Today I’m popping in to share a fun Halloween card featuring some fun goodies from Miss Ink Stamps.

I stamped this cute little raccoon from the Boo Crew stamp set, colored him quickly with my copics and cut him out with my scan-n-cut. Then I moved on to the show stopper of the card – the stenciled panel.

For that, I took a piece of orange cardstock and one of the diamond fade stencils. First, I used a medium orange ink and faded it down with the diamonds. Then I shifted the stencil just a bit and used some black glitz gel from Gina K. While that was drying, I cut another orange panel to be 4×5.25 and inked it up with the same orange ink so it would be just a little darker where the stenciled panel met up. Like a shadow from the overlap. Once the stenciled panel was dry, I trimmed it down and glued them together. Then I cut a quarter inch strip of the same cardstock – with no inking so it looks lighter – and glued it on top.

I stamped my sentiment and popped my raccoon in place with foam squares. Then I decided to add a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in gloss black and ripened pumpkin across the top of the design. Last, I added glossy accents to the raccoon’s mask and Stickles to his treat bag.

Backward to my typical order, after this was all dry, I was able to pop the panel up on a card base with foam tape and it’s done. Eeeekkk!!! He’s so cute! I just love him.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Stencil Fun

Hi everyone! I wanted to pop in today to remind you that the new Trinity Stamps release is live and full to the brim with amazing goodies! I played with one of the new stencils yesterday – pumpkinhead layering – and had so much fun, I wanted to share my cards with you.

I had some extra squares from cutting stitched slimline windows on previous cards and thought it would be fun to stencil the new pumpkins on them. You can mix and match between the 2 different pumpkin sizes and a bundle of faces! I had a blast. I also used the slimline stripes stencil on the background panel for a little texture there too. Isn’t it so fun?

I happened to have 6 of those squares so I couldn’t just stop at 3, I used them all and created a second card as well! This time I used the slimline lots of dots stencil on the background and also tested out the new slimline quilted background die and stencil combo. It was SO COOL!!!

I hope you have an amazing weekend! Head to the Trinity shop and treat yourself!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Thank You Box

Hey friends!! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a beautiful die cut box using a variety of products. I kept the colors bold for an autumn feel and I just love it. I can’t wait to fill it with goodies and share it with someone.

Here’s a top view of it so you can see the beautiful layered sides and the nice sentiment on the lid too. The ribbon is glued to the lid, under the sentiment so it stays with it but it’s not attached to the box so it’s easy to open.

I wanted to share a side view so you really get a look at those layers too. I just love these colors for fall. They’re too perfect. Warm and cozy!

If you’d like to see the step-by-step process how to create one of these, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and I’ll walk you through it.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Thankful For You and Instagram Hop

Happy Thursday everyone! We’ve got some major fun happening over on the Trinity Stamps Instagram page today and tomorrow. We’re having a 2-day Instagram hop with chances to win each day.

Today I’m sharing another sneak of some fun products coming your way, available for purchase tomorrow!

What’s this I see??? Slimline stitched and solid strips! And another batch of those too cute gnomes! Sooo much fun to be had!

I just love this whole line of gnomes and was so happy to see more added to he mix. So fun and festive, these guys will be great all the way through November!

And those slimline strips are perfect for making sentiment banners too! Tons of versatility and fun to play with.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Head over to Instagram and hop along for some more inspiration and comment for chances to win.

Trinity Stamps – New Release Sneak Peak 2

Hey friends! I’m back today with another sneak peek of the Trinity Stamps release that goes live on Friday! It’s absolutely incredible and I’m over the moon in love with so much of it. I can’t wait for you all to see it and see what you create with it too!

I’m just batty for this card! It couldn’t have turned out more perfect and those that know me, know how much I love bats! I can’t wait for you to see the whole set. It’s amazing and so much fun!

For this card, I used the circles foundation stencils to keep my focal point on that sweet bat and then used the shine brighter stencil for some extra emphasis. I finished things off with a scattering of black eyed baubles embellishments and some glossy accents on the bat’s nose and eyes.

Don’t forget we’ll be having an Instagram hop tomorrow and Friday to celebrate the new release with chances to win each day.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Frightful & Delightful

Hi there! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this fantastic and fun Day of the Dead Halloween card. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I wanted to try it out with the awesome Spider Web cover die. I just think they’re fun together.

For this card, I started with the background first. I die cut the spider web from vellum and cut a white A2-sized panel to blend some distress oxide inks. I used black soot, hickory smoke and pumice stone in an ombre effect. Then I splattered it with water and some watered down black acrylic paint. I set it aside to dry and stamped out my Day of the Dead images. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Moving on to assembly, I added foam squares to the back of my images and adhered them to the vellum spider web. Then I hid liquid glue behind those to adhere my spider web to the inked panel. Carefully, I spread a super thin layer of liquid glue on the corners of the spider web and adhered them to the inked panel as well. If your glue is thin enough, it holds but you can’t see it through the vellum. Then I glued the panel to a card base.

I decided to change things up and use a sentiment from Fall Sentiments this time. I stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock. I trimmed it into a strip and popped it up with foam squares.

Then I moved on to finishing touches which were some glossy accents on the candle flames and parts of the girl. Last, I decided to add a little shine with some baubles from my stash.

I just love when a card comes out even better than I imaged in my head. I just love this design and how the bright colors on the girl pop against the gray tones.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – September Release Sneak Peek

Hey friends! What a better way to start the week off than with some super adorable and fun sneak peeks of the upcoming Trinity Stamps release!

We’re ending the week with 2 days of Instagram hops (Thursday and Friday) and the release going live on Friday. It’s super fun and full of all the great fall feels.

I’ve been in a heat embossing phase again so I did that with this cute bear and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on him for a watercolor look. Isn’t he the sweetest! And check out that super fun foliage background I heat embossed too! I

I just love these rich, deep fall colors. They make me soooo happy and ready for all things pumpkin and fall! So fun!

Is there anything you’re hoping to see in this release? I’ll be back with a couple more sneak peeks before you see it all on Friday so stay tuned!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main | Pear Blossom Press Collab – Let Your Light Shine

Thank you for hopping along with us for the Pink and Main & Pear Blossom Press Collab Hop! For more inspiration, check out all of the stops in the hop!

To create my card, I started by stamping and coloring my images from Happy Fall. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside. I cut a piece of vellum to A2 size and used my leafy stencil with mini blending brushes and dye inks. This takes a bit to dry so I took a break and came back later.

Next, I inked up a panel with my blending brush and orange ink and die cut it with the largest Reverse Scallop Rectangles. I laid the images out and started adhering the tree trunks with liquid glue and the scalloped panel over it. Now it’s time to add the EZ light from Pear Blossom Press.

As you can see from the photo, I decided where I wanted my button to be, stamped a “push me” sentiment and then with the front panel as I guide, I traced the battery pack so I would know where to glue it down. I used tear tape to adhere it so it was really stuck in place without waiting for liquid glue to dry.

This is when I added my images with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares. Then I lined the panel with foam strips to allow room for the battery pack and wires.

With a lot of back and forth and some temporary tape, I placed the lights where I thought I wanted them and put my front panel over top, pushed the light to test it and moved them around until I liked it.

I didn’t like how the lights showed through the bear though. So, as you can see in the picture above, I die cut another bear from white cardstock and glued it directly behind the other for an added layer. Then I taped my lights in place with tear tape. I just didn’t remove the top release paper. It holds them really well.

Finally, I popped my panel in place on my card base and tested it all out. Then I found a fabulous sentiment in Sunny Greetings. I stamped and die cut it and popped it up with foam squares.

Last, for finishing touches, I added some glossy accents to the bear’s nose, owl’s glasses and mushroom dots. This card is so sweet and fun! These EZ-Lights make this process and complete snap and totally stress free! So much fun!

And here’s a fun side-by-side look at the card on its own and all lit up! Isn’t it sooo much fun??? I just love how it turned out!

Now for the hop line up so you can continue on and keep the inspiration flowing.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Shine Bright

Hello everyone. I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this beautiful fall sunflower card. I always love watercoloring florals and couldn’t resist trying it with this new Sunny Greetings set.

I started this card by stamping and heat embossing my images from Sunny Greetings in gold on Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I set to watercoloring with my Zig markers and a water brush pen. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and decided on a final design for my card. I chose 2 sentiments from the set, heat embossed them in the same gold and die cut them with the sentiment strip dies in the coordinating die set.

I pulled out my sweater weather paper pad and used the largest layered rectangle die to cut it out. Then I took gold paper from my stash and used the third and forth from the largest layered rectangles together to create a frame. I glued these to my card base and arranged my flower images how I wanted them and glued them down as well. I trimmed the excess off the edges once the glue was dry.

Next, I popped my sentiment strips up with foam tape and decided I wanted a little extra sparkle. I pulled out some gems from my stash and glued them around the florals to round the design off.

I just love this set and have so many ideas with it. They are just screaming to be used all together on a slimline card next, I think. Stay tuned for that one.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!